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how can i prepare a strong Tea brew?

rase - 25-3-2019 at 15:41

Hello,

how can i prepare a strong Tea brew?

Thank you

CharlieA - 25-3-2019 at 16:03

In a teapot, with a small amount of hot water?

TheMasterOfTheInternet - 25-3-2019 at 16:05

Soxhlet extractor would be the way to go
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soxhlet_extractor
You can use a few cups of water for kilogramms of tea if you want to
They can be bought cheap on Aliexpress for example



[Edited on 26-3-2019 by TheMasterOfTheInternet]

rase - 25-3-2019 at 16:10

Quote: Originally posted by CharlieA  
In a teapot, with a small amount of hot water?


thats the only way?

does it depend on the type of Tea also?

TheMasterOfTheInternet - 25-3-2019 at 16:19

Quote: Originally posted by rase  
Quote: Originally posted by CharlieA  
In a teapot, with a small amount of hot water?


thats the only way?

does it depend on the type of Tea also?

You can easily concentrate a tea brew using vacuum+a little heat
Preferably using a rotovap+vacuum+warm waterbath, then you will also keep most of the orignal taste when you want to redissolve/thin it with water later on, if that's your target
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_evaporator

If taste doesn't maktter, for caffeine extraction etc., I would prefer the soxhlet extraction though

This clearly belongs in the beginner section btw.

[Edited on 26-3-2019 by TheMasterOfTheInternet]

fusso - 25-3-2019 at 16:19

I think ur in the wrong forum. We're chemists, not tea specialists.